B23-7 6374, cutom painted and weathered. I have three B23-7's on my roster, but I wanted one to have AAR type "B" trucks, recovered from U25B trade-ins to GE. Atlas supplied these models in an unpainted version.
Close up of AAR Type "B" trucks and weathering applied to this unit. These units featured a 12 cylinder diesel engine producing 2250 horsepower.
|Micro Trains CN 50' plug door box|
|MT 50' double plug door boxcar. Part of the first run of Western Roads 5 pack featuring Santa Fe Shock Control cars.|
ATSF 14555 represents recently repainted 50' Shock Control car. The SL emblem at the right of the car indicates this car has special loading devices to protect materials shipped.
Two MT shock Control cars. the car on the right has a emblem XF, indicating food loading only. Car on the left appears to have seen a lot of service.
|Two stock MT cars, both mildly weathered. Roofwalk removed from Santa Fe DD boxcar.|
|MT Southern double door 50'boxcar|
One of four cars in the Fallen Flags set #2, from Micro Trains featuring the four great railroads (GN, SP&S, CB&Q, and NP) that formed the Burlington Northern Railroad. Roofwalk removed and heavily weathered.
Couple of covered hoppers. The Milwaukee Road car is an ancient Atlas model. I am not sure of the origin of the WP hopper
MT 50' plug and sliding door box, with Damage Free logo. Roofwalk removed and slightly weathered.
|Two more 50' cars from MT, both with the roofwalks removed. A 50' plug and sliding door box and a PFE mechanical refrigerator.|
Again, roofwalks removed per Federal Government safety orders passed in the 1960's. Over the years, many RR workers lost their lives falling from boxcar rooftops in wet or icy conditions. Keeping them off the roofs saved lives.
|UP 50' flat with load, with cable tie downs|
St. Louis South Western covered hopper. Cottton Belt was the nickname for this railroad, based on dominance of this crop along the railroad.
|Medium weathering on MT 50' DD boxcar from the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.|
GN 50' plug and sliding door box, with roofwalk removed and medium weathering
|Roofwalk removed on this CNW 50' plug door boxcar.|
Custom painted 50'DD box. Yellow DF logo indicated this car is rated a "Damage Free" car, probably with special loading dividers.
A Centralia ATSF caboose behind a 50' DD box. The freight car is a MRC boxcar I purchased in the early 80's. It was stripped of paint ands roofwalk, repainted and decaled. This was a patchwork paint scheme of the early 70's, with the Santa Fe "Billboard" logo replacing a logo which probably stated "ship and travel Santa Fe.....". With the dawn of Amtrak, Santa Fe passenger trains faded into history.
Avideo of this train can be seen on YouTube at:
Thanks for your interest.